Senior Design Manager (Student Accommodation)

GPW Recruitment
Cardiff (Caerdydd)
15 Jul 2017
20 Jul 2017
Our client is one of the UK's leading Construction and Development companies. Having established themselves as a leading name, synonymous with quality, they have grown to be a successful and respected brand in the building, property development and construction industries, over the last two centuries. Our client work across a range of residential builds and mixed use schemes including student accommodation, PRS, residential apartment and housing. They have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Design Manager to join their team in South Wales. The division is currently working on the largest high rise residential projects in Cardiff and delivers schemes in excess of £60Million. The role will cover projects across the South West of England and South Wales. Main Responsibilities: The following tasks are not in priority order 1. To attend internal and external meetings, including chairing and accurately minute as necessary ensuring distribution to relevant parties. 2. Recruitment and training and mentoring junior team members. 3. Review design drawings in accordance with Building Regulations. 4. Review design proposals from internal and external consultants ensuring most competitive and effective solution arrived at. 5. Support Procurement Department in evaluation of alternative design solutions offered by subcontractors. 6. Research and develop new products for alternative forms of construction. 7. Monitor Health & Safety issues in accordance with chartered status requirement. 8. Occasionally advise on Estimating schemes. 9. Continue professional development. Knowledge, skills and experience required: Requiring education/ qualification to a level of NVQ 5/ Professional qualification or equivalent qualifications. Good knowledge of Building Regulations. Basic knowledge of AutoCAD design software course and Adobe Acrobat. Strong time management and communication skills. Good knowledge of Word and Excel. Working towards or possessing Chartered Status in Construction. This job was originally posted as